Cubs and White Sox to honor legends Banks, Minoso

Cubs and White Sox to honor legends Banks, Minoso

CHICAGO -- The Cubs and the White Sox will honor their legends, Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso, during the upcoming crosstown Interleague series by wearing throwback uniforms from the players' respective eras.

Both Banks and Minoso passed away this offseason.

On Sunday, the Cubs will wear No. 14 throwback uniforms from 1958 in honor of Banks, while the White Sox will wear uniforms from that same era. In 1958, Banks made the All-Star team and earned National League Most Valuable Player honors after hitting .313 while leading the National League in home runs (47), RBIs (129), slugging percentage (.614), games played (154), at-bats (617) and total bases (379).

Ernie Banks Tribute

Banks played 19 seasons with the Cubs. He was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1977. A 14-time All-Star and back-to-back National League MVP in 1958 and '59, he belted 512 home runs in his career. His 277 home runs as a shortstop remain an NL record.

On Aug. 14, the White Sox will wear 1950s throwback uniforms with Minoso's retired No. 9, and the Cubs will wear throwback uniforms from that same era.

The Cubs and White Sox square off Friday in a three-game Interleague series at Wrigley Field, and will play again Aug. 14-16 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.